Eloisa Cartonera

Eloisa Cartonera is a publishing group based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Each book is handmade from cardboard bought from the cartoneros - cardboard pickers who make a living collecting from the city’s streets. Individually painted by hand, each one is unique.

Born out of the economic crash of 2001 with a desire to build up a cooperative, the innovative group began to sell books and vegetables out of a small workshop in the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. They have been lovingly creating books and growing ever since.